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Carnival Victory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 12, 2015
Ship: Carnival Victory
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 2409
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This was our first family cruise.  I chose Carnival b/c I heard it was kid friendly. Overall, we had an amazing time.  The food was great, there were many options, and the lines weren't that bad (except for the pizza).  My cabin was OK.  The ship was older and it felt a little dated.  I thought the pools were smalls but it was sufficient for my 9-year-old.  I was very disappointed that when I booked the cruise, it had basketball courts.  I was very disappointed upon my arrival that it did not.  There was not as much for the kids to do as advertised but they did have a good time.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
No basketball courts; no real kids club for the younger children

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Ship was very old and dated

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cabin was ok given the age of the ship; bathroom had mold on the tiles

Ship Tip

We had a stateroom near the elevators which was great

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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